Stanford erased a five-run, second-inning deficit and rallied with a five-run fourth to overtake Arizona en route to a 12-8 series-clinching victory on Sunday.
Brandon Dixon's solo home run in the ninth inning propelled 25th-ranked Arizona to a 10-9 victory over Stanford to even a three-game series on Saturday at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but was unable to drive in the tying run as Stanford held on for a 4-3 series-opening victory at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona baseball, winners in nine of the last 10 games, takes on Stanford, winners in nine of its last 12, this weekend in Palo Alto. The Friday and Sunday games will air on Pac-12 Networks.
25th-ranked Arizona baseball hosts No. 18 Arizona State in a non-conference game tonight at Hi Corbett Field. The game will air live at 6 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.
Played in 45 games and made 45 starts ... First 14 career starts were as designated hitter before starting 27 games at first base ... Also made four starts in left field ... Finished season with a .326 average, highest among UA's freshmen ... Scored 19 runs and added 19 runs batted in while committing just two errors on defense ... Had 11 multi-hit games during season and hit safely in six-straight games from April 4-17 ... Hit .308 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored over team's perfect 10-0 run through postseason ... Tallied Arizona's first hit of the game - a double off Michael Roth - and scored the game's first run in the third inning of second championship game against South Carolina (6/25) ... Hitless in two at bats of first championship game against Gamecocks (6/25) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in victory over Florida State to advance to CWS championship series (6/21) ... Went 0-for-2 in start against UCLA (6/17) ... Hitless in three at bats of College World Series debut against Florida State (6/15) ... Went 2-for-6 with a run and an RBI in two Tucson Super Regional games against St. John's (6/8-9) ... Collected three hits in eight official at bats over three games against Missouri (6/1) and Louisville (6/2-3) at Tucson Regional ... Had one hit and an RBI in three games against Arizona State to end regular season (5/25-27) ... Registered a hit in each of three games, including first career triple in second game, to go with a pair of RBI in series at USC (5/18-20) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in victory at Arizona State (5/16) ... Hitless in three at bats in one start at California (5/12) ... Went 2-for-4 over two games played against Oregon (5/4 and 5/6) ... Combined to hit 6-for-14 in three starts in left field against East Tennessee State (4/27-29). Set a career-high with four runs scored in first game, and capped series with three runs, two RBI and a double as part of four-hit day at the plate in final game ... Hitless in 10 at bats in series at Washington (4/20-22), where he started two games at first base and the finale in left field ... Collected a hit and an RBI in each of two games against UCLA (4/13-4/14) ... Batted 4-for-9 with a pair of RBI in first three career starts at first base at Utah (4/5-7) ... Drew a walk in pinch-hit at bat at Utah Valley (4/4) ... Hitless in four at bats in one start as designated hitter at Oregon State (3/23) ... Went 2-for-6 at plate with an RBI in two games against New Mexico State (3/20-21) ... Batted 3-for-6 with two runs scored in first two games against Washington State, then had a walk and two sacrifices in final game of series (3/16-17) ... Hitless in seven at bats over two games starting as designated hitter at Rice (3/13-14) ... Batted 3-for-8 with two runs scored and two RBI in starts during first two games of series against Eastern Michigan (3/9-10) ... Went 4-for-7 with a run and a pair of RBI in two starts at designated hitter against UC Davis (3/6-7) ... Batted 2-for-6 with a run scored and a walk in first two career starts at designated hitter against Harvard (3/3-4) ... Opened collegiate career with a hit and a run scored in each game after pinch-hitting in both games of double-header against Auburn (2/25).
Earned varsity letters at Brophy College Prep under coach Tom Succow ... Named 5A-I First-Team All-State by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association following senior year ... A first team All-Region selection in 2010 and 2011 ... Returned as starting outfielder for senior year after recovering from ACL injury sustained before start of 2010 football season ... As a junior, hit .446 with 41 runs scored to earned second team All-State honors ... Stole 20-of-21 bases ... Registered 74 tackles and four interceptions as a junior for the Broncos' football team in 2009 ... Football and baseball team captain senior season.
Born in 1992, in Phoenix, Arizona ... Graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in 2011 ... Son of Craig and Sara Maggi ... Has six total siblings, including older siblings Craig Jr., Taryn, Drew and Beau, as well as younger siblings Christian and Dane ... Older brothers Drew and Beau played baseball at Arizona State ... Younger brothers currently play football, basketball and baseball at Brophy ... Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Science as Sports and Society major... Besides baseball, enjoys playing video games and rap with roommate Jordan Berger ... Favorite professional sports teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Coyotes.